Virginia Carjacking Lawyers Richmond Robbery Violation Code18.2-58.1

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Virginia Carjacking Lawyers Richmond Robbery Violation Code18.2-58.1

Virginia Carjacking Lawyers Richmond Robbery Violation Code18.2-58.1

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Bell v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant was convicted of two counts of robbery, in violation of Va. Code. Ann. § 18.2-58, and one count of carjacking, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-58.1, after a jury trial in the Circuit Court of Richmond (Virginia). The trial court reduced the charge of carjacking to attempted carjacking, and defendant appealed.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • The Virginia General Assembly made it clear that conviction for the offense of carjacking does not prohibit the Commonwealth from pursuing any other crime an offender commits while the carjacking is in progress. Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-58.1(C) provides that the provisions of § 18.2-58.1 shall not preclude the applicability of any other provision of the criminal law of the Commonwealth which may apply to any course of conduct which violates that section. The language of the statute is plain and requires no interpretation. Therefore, the Commonwealth is clearly permitted to try and convict an offender of both robbery and carjacking when the evidence supports convictions for those crimes.
  • Robbery is a common law offense in Virginia and is defined as the taking, with intent to steal, of the personal property of another, from his person or in his presence, against his will, by violence or intimidation. The predicate element of robbery is the actual taking by the caption and exportation of the personal property of a victim. Severance of goods from an owner and absolute control of the property by the taker constitutes an exportation.

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Richmond Court House Detail:

Richmond Circuit Court

400 North Ninth Street,
John Marshall Courts Building,
Richmond, VA 23219.

Richmond-Criminal General District Court

920 Hull Street, Northside,
Richmond, VA 23224-4070.

Richmond-Civil General District Court

John Marshall Courts Building,
400 N. 9th Street, Room 203,
Richmond, VA 23219.

Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Oliver Hill Courts Building,
1600 Oliver Hill Way, Suite C181,
Richmond, VA 23219-1214.

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These summaries are provided by the SRIS Law Group. They represent the firm’s unofficial views of the Justices’ opinions. The original opinions should be consulted for their authoritative content.